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Céline Dion and Kathie Lee Gifford Shed Tears Together Over Their Late Husbands: 'I Lost the Man of My Life'

22 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Céline Dion and Kathie Lee Gifford both lost their husbands within the last year, and the women bonded over their shared pain - and strength - Friday on the Today show. "It was still very early in the loss of René [Angéelil], and then you sang ... "The Show Must Go On," Gifford, whose husband Frank Gifford died last August, told Dion on the show. "You gave strength to everybody. Everybody is waiting to see how you're doing to give them permission to be okay." Welling up with tears, Dion explained her courage after losing the love of her life actually came from her late husband. »

- Melody Chiu, @chiumelo

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Céline Dion and Kathie Lee Gifford Shed Tears Together Over Their Late Husbands: 'I Lost the Man of My Life'

22 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Céline Dion and Kathie Lee Gifford both lost their husbands within the last year, and the women bonded over their shared pain - and strength - Friday on the Today show. "It was still very early in the loss of René [Angéelil], and then you sang ... "The Show Must Go On," Gifford, whose husband Frank Gifford died last August, told Dion on the show. "You gave strength to everybody. Everybody is waiting to see how you're doing to give them permission to be okay." Welling up with tears, Dion explained her courage after losing the love of her life actually came from her late husband. »

- Melody Chiu, @chiumelo

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Why the Photo of George Feeding Lupo Ice Cream Is Causing a Meltdown

23 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

With photos this adorable, you'd think it impossible for there to be anything controversial about Prince George's birthday. Well, that's what you'd think. Nonetheless, George's too-cute-for-words birthday photos are gaining some attention for reasons other than the adorable factor. In one of the birthday photos, George is seen holding up an ice cream treat to the family's cocker spaniel, Lupo. A sweet gesture the fondness George has for his four-legged friend, right? While that might be, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Rscpa) says that George's good intentions may have negative consequences. • Want to keep up with the latest royals coverage? »

- Diana Pearl, @dianapearl_

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17 People Share Their Best 'I Got Stood Up' Stories

21 July 2016 2:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Getting stood up for a date or an appointment isn't always so awful; often, the person who bailed on you isn't meant to be in your life anyway. (Also there's always pizza to comfort you.) Here are 17 stories from Reddit of people who got stood up and, in some cases, found a silver lining.  1. "I was supposed to meet my friend at a nightclub, and he didn't show up. I was upset, but figured I had already paid the cover to get in, so I might as well stay for a while. A guy I struck up a random conversation »

- Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda

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17 People Share Their Best 'I Got Stood Up' Stories

21 July 2016 2:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Getting stood up for a date or an appointment isn't always so awful; often, the person who bailed on you isn't meant to be in your life anyway. (Also there's always pizza to comfort you.) Here are 17 stories from Reddit of people who got stood up and, in some cases, found a silver lining.  1. "I was supposed to meet my friend at a nightclub, and he didn't show up. I was upset, but figured I had already paid the cover to get in, so I might as well stay for a while. A guy I struck up a random conversation »

- Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda

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Gay Men's Chorus Serenades Random Shoppers in North Carolina Mall to 'Spread a Little Happiness and Joy'

17 July 2016 2:40 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Clarise Baker and her friend Naomi Chi were taking a break from shopping, relaxing in cozy chairs at Charlotte, North Carolina's Southpark Mall, when a group of men in matching black polos approached them. After a quick introduction, the men burst into song, harmonizing to the Bruno Mars song, "Just the Way You Are." A crowd quickly formed. "It was so nice, I almost cried," Baker tells People. "It was just beautiful." Her friend Chi was also moved, saying, "It made me feel warm. I kept on smiling. It just made me smile and one smile makes everyone's day better. »

- Michelle Boudin, @Michelleboudin

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Gay Men's Chorus Serenades Random Shoppers in North Carolina Mall to 'Spread a Little Happiness and Joy'

17 July 2016 2:40 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Clarise Baker and her friend Naomi Chi were taking a break from shopping, relaxing in cozy chairs at Charlotte, North Carolina's Southpark Mall, when a group of men in matching black polos approached them. After a quick introduction, the men burst into song, harmonizing to the Bruno Mars song, "Just the Way You Are." A crowd quickly formed. "It was so nice, I almost cried," Baker tells People. "It was just beautiful." Her friend Chi was also moved, saying, "It made me feel warm. I kept on smiling. It just made me smile and one smile makes everyone's day better. »

- Michelle Boudin, @Michelleboudin

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Eric Clapton -- Sorry, Layla ... This Guitar Is for Another Woman

16 July 2016 12:30 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Eric Clapton's personal guitar is heading to auction and is expected to raise a ton of cash for a fellow musician.  Eric's 2014 Fender Stratocaster -- the one he played at his 70th Birthday Celebration Concert -- is being hawked by Johnny Nicholas, of classic country group Asleep at the Wheel, through Heritage Auctions. We're told it's estimated to go for more than $20,000!  The guitar's sale was intended to benefit Johnny's wife, Brenda -- who »

- TMZ Staff

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Dear Brides & Grooms: 18 of the Most Popular First Dance Songs to Consider for Your Own Wedding

12 July 2016 9:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In case the influx of wedding reception pics on Facebook hasn't tipped you off, we're knee-deep into wedding season - and while some folks are actively avoiding it, others are consumed with planning every detail of their big day, which includes answering the all-important question: "What will your first dance song be?" According to Spotify data, there are currently more than 6.7 million wedding-themed playlists across the globe, with Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" topping the list of most popular first dance songs at 683 million streams. The music streaming service released its top 50 first dance songs today - ahead of »

- Grace Gavilanes

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On this day in pop culture history: ‘Seinfeld’ premiered

5 July 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It was 27 years ago today, in the final months of the 1980s, that the one of the defining shows of the 1990s, Seinfeld, premiered. Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David launched the “show about nothing” though they’d been asked to put together a 90-minute TV special. A season pick-up at first seemed unlikely after the pilot airing, but NBC execs ended up finding the money to order more episodes by making one fewer Bob Hope special, and the show of course went on to become one of the most successful and beloved comedies in television history, giving us the Soup Nazi, the Festivus pole, George’s musical answering machine, and a showcase for a quartet of four core comedic talents. Other notable July 5 happenings in pop culture history: • 1954: The BBC broadcast its first daily television news program. • 1954: Elvis Presley recorded his version of “That’s All Right.” • 1968: »

- Emily Rome

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Graham Nash Talks New Rock-Doc Series, 'Woodstock' Drama

28 June 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Graham Nash has plenty of experience with the vagaries of rock & roll documentaries. Take Woodstock, for one: "There were three days of really good music and the movie was three hours," he says, "so there are a lot of great performances that have never been seen apart from bootlegs." No one knows that more than Nash, since Neil Young refused to be filmed during Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's career-making set at the festival. In the film, you'll hear an announcer say, "Crosby, Stills, Nash" – but no Young. "Neil threatened to deck anybody who filmed him, »

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‘Dhanak’ takes on blind faith with a spoof on a popular religious figure!

21 June 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Blind faith in the divine is always something people turn to when in need, yet sometimes that faith can be quite misplaced. Director Nagesh Kukunoor’s Dhanak has shed light on this practice where the two children Chotu and Pari encounter a religious phoney Shira Mata on their life-changing journey to meet their idol and get Chotu’s eyesight back.

Shira Mata, played by the veteran actress Vibha Chibber, seems to be a hilarious take-off on a popular Indian self-styled God-woman who was recently in the news for her loud appearance, connections to Bollywood stars and even bigger claims of preaching the ways of God. By the looks of it, Dhanak also treads on the same path as previous satirical comedies Oh My God! and Pk which tackled the sensitive and controversial topic of blatant misuse and commercialization of religion.

This short promo from the film depicts one such ‘pure »

- Press Releases

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‘The Last Waltz’ Interview: Watch Martin Scorsese And Robbie Robertson Discuss The Concert Film In 1978

17 June 2016 10:19 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Last Waltz” is a Martin Scorsese-directed “rockumentary” that featured the rock group The Band’s farewell concert appearance. The show was held on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco and included special guest performances by Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Ringo Starr and other rock legends.

The film, released in 1978, also had backstage interviews with band members Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel and Robbie Robertson and to this day it is hailed as one of the greatest concert films ever made.

Watch: Martin Scorsese Sends Fan A Video Message Praising Montage Of His Work

In a vintage 1978 interview with Scorsese and Robertson, the duo discussed the success of the concert film and the fun they had filming it. The “New York, New York” helmer talked about how he used seven 35mm cameras all positioned around the stadium and didn’t get any audience shots. »

- Liz Calvario

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Jack Irish review: megachurches, massacres and authentic Melbourne grit

16 June 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

If you’re after a warm-blooded and witty crime series to counter all those stark Scandi noirs, who you gonna call? Guy Pearce’s lawyer in a cardigan is your man

If you need to track someone down in Melbourne, you call Jack Irish. A clean-cut lawyer who had his life upended by personal tragedy, Irish – in the scrawny form of former Neighbours star Guy Pearce – is now a world-weary jack of all trades. Based in the rapidly gentrifying suburb of Fitzroy, he dabbles in debt-collecting, facilitates a dodgy horse-racing syndicate and, if the money is right, will take on the sort of missing person case the cops won’t touch. While he would never call himself a private detective, Irish cultivates the stickybeak habits of a classic gumshoe. He likes drinking whisky, listening to jazz and, like all the best sleuths, has a distinctive car: a classic curvy Studebaker as battered and careworn as its owner.

After three TV movies based on Peter Temple’s crime novels, Jack Irish recently morphed into a more traditional six-part series, apparently to better meet the demands of the international broadcasting marketplace. The first season, entitled Blind Faith, wrapped up last month on Fox in the UK. While each of the standalone movies was an enjoyably woolly wander through the Melbourne underworld, the expanded running time of the series is matched by a more international sweep that takes us far beyond Fitzroy.

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- Graeme Virtue

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Boomer Rock Icons Are Back, and Their Albums Aren’t Bad

15 June 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, and Paul Simon are all releasing new material. »

- Craig Jenkins

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25 years ago today: ‘Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves’ opened in theaters

14 June 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

25 years ago today, audiences first saw Kevin Costner’s turn as Robin Hood on the big screen. It was on June 14, 1991 that Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves opened in theaters. Facing off against Costner’s heroic outlaw was Alan Rickman's Sheriff of Nottingham, just three years after he made his first movie appearance in a role that would become a new classic villain, Hans Gruber in Die Hard. Rickman and Morgan Freeman got critical approval for their performances. Costner and Christian Slater, not so much. Both were nominated for Golden Raspberry Awards for Robin Hood, for Worst Actor and Worst Supporting Actor, respectively. Costner “won” his award, while Slater “lost” to Dan Ackroyd in Nothing but Trouble. Also part of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves’ legacy: “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You.” Believe it or not, the theme ballad that Bryan Adams bleated out for this movie earned him an Oscar nomination. But Raspberries or no Raspberries, Oscars or no Oscars, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves found its audience. It was the second-highest grossing movie of 1991, beaten only by Terminator 2: Judgement Day. And it was viewed countless times on VHS for years after that. Other notable June 14 happenings in pop culture history: • 1940: Jimmy Stewart film The Mortal Storm opened in theaters. • 1958: The indoor Alice in Wonderland ride opened next to the Mad Tea Party teacups ride in Disneyland. It was also the day the Columbia Sailing Ship first took passengers around Tom Sawyer Island. • 1959: The Matterhorn Bobsleds, Submarine Voyage, and the Monorail opened at Disneyland. Over 2,000 celebrities, members of the press, and dignitaries attended, including Vice President Richard Nixon. • 1965: Paul McCartney recorded the song “Yesterday” at what is now known as Abbey Road Studios in London. McCartney recorded it without the rest of the group, just with a string quartet, his vocals, and an acoustic guitar, making it essentially the first solo performance by the band. He recorded the song in two takes. • 1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono pre-recorded an interview with David Frost that would air on July 10 that year. Lennon said in the interview, “We're trying to sell peace, like a product, you know, and sell it like people sell soap or soft drinks.” • 1970: Eric Clapton’s new band, Derek and the Dominos, gave their first live performance, at London’s Lyceum Theatre. • 1972: Simon & Garfunkel reunited to perform “Bridge Over Troubled Water” at a fundraising concert for presidential candidate George McGovern at New York’s Madison Square Garden. • 1980: The Pretenders fired bassist Pete Farndon, whose drug use had led to an increasingly strained relationship with his bandmates.  • 1980: Billy Joel began six weeks atop the Billboard album chart with Glass Houses. • 1985: Family Feud, which had debuted in 1976, aired its final episode on ABC until CBS re-launched the game show in 1988. • 1989: The game Tetris was released for Game Boy in Japan. A North American release followed in July. • 1990: CBS, which had been the national broadcaster for the NBA since 1973, televised an NBA game for the final time. It was Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Detroit Pistons and Portland Trail Blazers. • 1996: Jim Carrey movie The Cable Guy opened in U.S. and Canadian theaters. • 2002: The Bourne Identity and the Sarah Michelle Gellar Scooby-Doo movie opened in theaters. • 2003: Helen Mirren had the order of Dame bestowed upon her when Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II published the list of those she’d chosen to promote to the Order of the British Empire. Three years later, Mirren portrayed Elizabeth II on film in The Queen. Sting and 007 actor Roger Moore were also conferred with the title of “Sir” on this day. • 2011: Andy Grammer released his self-titled debut studio album. Birthdays: Juno writer Diablo Cody (turns 38 today), singer Boy George (55), Reign actor Torrance Coombs (33), Pretty Little Liars actress Lucy Hale (27), actor-motivational speaker J.R. Martinez (33), Glee actor Kevin McHale (28), Falling Skies actor Will Patton (62), Austin Powers director Jay Roach (59), Spy Kids actor Daryl Sabara (24), Blindspot actor Sullivan Stapleton (39) »

- Emily Rome

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Eric Clapton Struggles To Play The Guitar Due To Nerve System Damage

12 June 2016 8:14 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Eric Clapton has admitted to losing the ability to play the guitar after suffering nerve damage, in a new interview released on Friday. Eric Clapton Suffers Nerve System Damage, Trouble Playing Guitar Clapton, 71, told Classic Guitar magazine in a new interview, that he’s “been in a lot of pain the last year.” The rock […]

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Eric Clapton Struggling to Play Guitar Because of Nerve System Damage

11 June 2016 3:57 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Nerve damage and age are robbing Eric Clapton’s ability to play the guitar. The 71-year-old revealed his condition in an interview with Classic Guitar magazine, saying that he’s “been in a lot of pain the last year.” Clapton went on to further describe his condition: “It started with lower back pain and turned into what they call peripheral neuropathy, which is where you feel like you have electric shocks going down your leg. And I’ve had to figure out how to deal with some other things from getting old.” Also Read: Donald Trump Slammed by Queen Guitarist »

- Lawrence Yee

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From Must-See TV to Peak TV: 20 Years of covering television

2 June 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

If you were a TV critic from 1956 to 1976, you would have witnessed some big changes in the business: the rise and fall of the Western as the dominant primetime genre, or the color TV boom, or CBS' shift from silly rural comedies to socially conscious ones like All in the Family and M*A*S*H. If you covered the beat from 1976 to 1996, you would have written about Hill Street Blues and its many imitators, the classic years of SNL, and the early days of original cable programming. Almost any 20-year span would give you a front row seat to enormous artistic and technological change. As of this week, I've been professionally writing about television for exactly 20 years(*), and it's safe to say that the only two-decade period that featured a more radical transformation in how television was made and consumed would be back when the medium was first introduced into America's living rooms. »

- Alan Sepinwall

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B.B. King's Estate War: 15 Kids, 15 Moms and a "Totally Haywire" Fight

26 May 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

When bluesman B.B. King died last year, he bequeathed to the world a body of work spanning six decades that brought joy and comfort to millions. The crooner of "The Thrill Is Gone" and "Sweet Sixteen" transformed American music, inspiring such rockers as Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson and Buddy Guy. King was 89 when he succumbed to congestive heart failure in his Las Vegas home and died peacefully in his sleep on May 14, 2015. The year since then has been decidedly less peaceful. While neither of King's two marriages resulted in children, he managed to leave behind a

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